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Fiery Accident on Placencia Road Leaves 2 Dead

At the crack of dawn this morning, a horrible accident occurred on the Placencia Road in the south. A speeding pick-up truck veered off the road and crashed into a [...]

Officer Mark Tench Says Investigation into Missing Visa Foils was Extensive

Immigration Officer of eighteen years’ experience, Mark Tench, appeared before the Senate Special Select Committee this morning as one of two witnesses in the inquiry on the Immigration Department.  His [...]

What Really Happened on Boxing Day, 2012, in the West?

And while that may be the biggest bombshell out of today’s public hearings, what exactly happened out west over that holiday period in 2012 has only been obliquely told.  In [...]

Investigation Spread North as Alleged Ringleader Confessed…

The investigation widened to include other persons.  According to Tench, they tried their mightiest to get the agent identified as selling the foils to Chang and Tillett to confirm other’s [...]

Somebody “Ratted Out” The Investigators and Police Were Not Called In

Tench told the Public Service Commission that his advice to Edgar Cano and Vernon Leslie to call the police in relation to the missing foils was not taken. Instead, he [...]

Vernon Leslie ‘Disappointed’ by Cano Response

This afternoon, it was the turn of Tench’s former supervisor, Vernon Leslie, to appear. He will retire in December after completing thirty years on the job, which he says he [...]

Will Eric Chang and Patrick Tillett Defy Senate Committee?

As we have reported, former deputy Mayor of Belize City Eric Chang and financial controller with the Belize City Council, Patrick Tillett, declined an invitation to appear before the Senate [...]

S.S.B. Must Justify Arguments on Share Purchase

The Social Security Board has given preliminary approval, through its Investment Committee, for a purchase of thirty-five million dollars in shares for Belize Telemedia Limited and twenty million dollars in [...]

Business Senator Hails Return of N.G.O.’s to Boards

The Social Security Board has publicly indicated its intention, pending final approval, to offer its third seat on the Boards of both B.T.L. and B.E.L. to members of the trade [...]

U.N. in Caribbean Meets to Set Priorities

Regional coordinators from various United Nations agencies within the Caribbean have concluded a two-day conference in Belize where they met at length to discuss the implementation of the United Nations [...]

Sustainable Development Goals Coming in 5 Years

The framework provides a platform for countries to access global expertise and experience of the United Nations System at both the country and sub regional levels.  Bruno Pouezat assumed chairmanship [...]

American Tourist Drowns after Jet-Ski Incident on West Coast of Ambergris

The lifeless body of a female was discovered this evening off the coast of Ambergris Caye. The body has been identified as twenty-nine-year-old Rickilee Michelle Mercer; an accountant of Texas, [...]

Officers Accused in Edwin Ixpatac Death to be Tried for Manslaughter

Three San Pedro police officers accused of killing a bartender on San Pedro back in March 2016 will have to stand trial at the Supreme Court for manslaughter and not [...]

Jail for Accused Belize City Robber

Tonight twenty-five-year-old Stanley Moore, a resident of Faber’s Road, Belize City is serving his first night of a nine-year sentence for robbery with a firearm imposed upon him by Magistrate [...]

Child Stimulation Month Begins with Major Parade of Preschoolers

The number of preschoolers is on an upward trend.  Today, there are over two hundred and twenty-nine preschools across the country with over seven thousand five hundred students enrolled in [...]

Mr. Belize Rigo Vellos Goes Back to Arnold Classic

Five-time Mister Belize, Rigo Vellos left the country today for Ohio, U.S.A.   Vellos and two other Belizean bodybuilders will be competing at the Arnold Classic this Friday.  The professional bodybuilding [...]

Social Workers Trained to Deal with Children’s Trauma Issues

Youths between the ages of fourteen and twenty-nine over the years have been experiencing trauma due to a number of reasons, including violence on the streets, at home or school.  [...]

Psychotherapist Says Frontline Workers Can Get Fatigue

There are many forms of trauma and those social workers, police officers and teachers who are in the fields endure what is known as compassion fatigue. In turn, they subconsciously [...]